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LONDON
EYE
Submitted by:
Rizwan Ahmad
03-CE-2012
INTRODUCTION
HISTORY
1. It was built to celebrate millennium inaugurated
by prime minister of united kingdom, Tony Blair.
2. Architects thought rotating wheel will allow the
people to have the view of whole city.
PEOPLE BEHIND THE PROJECT
1. Designed by David marks and Julia Barfield.
2. Funding for this project was done by British
Airways.
3. London eye is operated and managed by
Europe’s leading operators of visitors
Attractions, the Tassauds group.
4. Hollandia the steel work engineers.
5. POMA the capsule constructors.
PASSENGER CAPSULES
1. 32 sealed and air conditioned
passenger capsules which can
accommodate 25 passengers each
2. Wheel rotates with a speed 26 cm
per second so that one revolution
takes 30 minutes
3. Each capsule is in touch with the
ground with the help of camera and
radio links
THE HUB AND SPINDLE
1. The spindle at the centre of wheel
structure and the hub, which rotates
around the wheel are specially designed
2. Spindle is 23 m high
3. Combined weight of hub and spindle is
330 tonnes
4. The hub and the spindle are supported by
two 60 m high tapered column’s called
as A frames
THE RIM
1. 64 cables run from hub which rotates
around the spindle to the inner chord
2. They keep the rim at constant distance
from hub
3. 16 cables then join the outer chord to
the hub which keeps the wheel stiff as
it rotates
CONSTRUCTION AND
REALISATION OF SYSTEM
1. Main components built off site
2. Workers assembled the wheel
horizontally on the temporary
support
INSTALLATION OF SYSTEM
1. Once assembled 1300 ton structure
was slowly raised by hydraulic lifts and
cables
2. 32 capsules were attached to rim
THE CONTROL OF WIND
1. The structure has been designed to be
safe in all wind conditions.
2. capsules are aerodynamically shaped.
3. Mass dumpers are fixed to outer rim.
BOARDING AND
DISEMBARKATION
1. It does not usually stop to take
passengers on and off the moving
capsules
OPENING
1. Opened by prime minister tony Blair on
31 Dec 1999
2. Opened to public on 9 march 2000
3. On June 2008 30 million people had
ridden the London eye since it was
opened
FACTS AND FIGURES
1. It took seven years and skills of hundrend’s
of people to make the dream project
2. The spindle which holds the wheel structure
is 23m long
3. 1700 tonnes of steel were used
4. It took a week to lift it in vertical position
FACTS AND FIGURES
1. Total weight is 2100 tonnes
2. It will turn continuously an average of
8000 revolutions per year
3. Can carry 15000 visitors
FACTS AND FIGURES
1. Passengers can see in each direction
2. 3.5 million people in its first year of
operation
3. Tickets start at 8 USD for adults
AT PRESENT
1. Nowadays, the wheel is one
of the popular known
landmarks in London and it
is famous in the world
2. Now about 10000 people
visit it every day
THANK YOU

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London eye by rizwan ahmad

  • 3. HISTORY 1. It was built to celebrate millennium inaugurated by prime minister of united kingdom, Tony Blair. 2. Architects thought rotating wheel will allow the people to have the view of whole city.
  • 4. PEOPLE BEHIND THE PROJECT 1. Designed by David marks and Julia Barfield. 2. Funding for this project was done by British Airways. 3. London eye is operated and managed by Europe’s leading operators of visitors Attractions, the Tassauds group. 4. Hollandia the steel work engineers. 5. POMA the capsule constructors.
  • 5. PASSENGER CAPSULES 1. 32 sealed and air conditioned passenger capsules which can accommodate 25 passengers each 2. Wheel rotates with a speed 26 cm per second so that one revolution takes 30 minutes 3. Each capsule is in touch with the ground with the help of camera and radio links
  • 6. THE HUB AND SPINDLE 1. The spindle at the centre of wheel structure and the hub, which rotates around the wheel are specially designed 2. Spindle is 23 m high 3. Combined weight of hub and spindle is 330 tonnes 4. The hub and the spindle are supported by two 60 m high tapered column’s called as A frames
  • 7. THE RIM 1. 64 cables run from hub which rotates around the spindle to the inner chord 2. They keep the rim at constant distance from hub 3. 16 cables then join the outer chord to the hub which keeps the wheel stiff as it rotates
  • 8. CONSTRUCTION AND REALISATION OF SYSTEM 1. Main components built off site 2. Workers assembled the wheel horizontally on the temporary support
  • 9. INSTALLATION OF SYSTEM 1. Once assembled 1300 ton structure was slowly raised by hydraulic lifts and cables 2. 32 capsules were attached to rim
  • 10. THE CONTROL OF WIND 1. The structure has been designed to be safe in all wind conditions. 2. capsules are aerodynamically shaped. 3. Mass dumpers are fixed to outer rim.
  • 11. BOARDING AND DISEMBARKATION 1. It does not usually stop to take passengers on and off the moving capsules
  • 12. OPENING 1. Opened by prime minister tony Blair on 31 Dec 1999 2. Opened to public on 9 march 2000 3. On June 2008 30 million people had ridden the London eye since it was opened
  • 13. FACTS AND FIGURES 1. It took seven years and skills of hundrend’s of people to make the dream project 2. The spindle which holds the wheel structure is 23m long 3. 1700 tonnes of steel were used 4. It took a week to lift it in vertical position
  • 14. FACTS AND FIGURES 1. Total weight is 2100 tonnes 2. It will turn continuously an average of 8000 revolutions per year 3. Can carry 15000 visitors
  • 15. FACTS AND FIGURES 1. Passengers can see in each direction 2. 3.5 million people in its first year of operation 3. Tickets start at 8 USD for adults
  • 16. AT PRESENT 1. Nowadays, the wheel is one of the popular known landmarks in London and it is famous in the world 2. Now about 10000 people visit it every day